Associate Editor

Since joining Portland Monthly’s editorial team in 2010, Marty has covered books, tech start-ups, porn theater history, and population trends, and written features on the state’s UFO legacy and World Cup soccer fever in Portland. Marty commandeers the magazine’s front-of-the-book Mudroom section and backpage, and find excuses to leave the office by co-editing Portland Monthly’s travel blog, Tripster.

Burmese by birth and German by childhood, Marty arrived in Portland in 2005 by way of Los Angeles. He completed an MA in Medieval History at Portland State, where he got way into Derrida. When he’s not writing or editing, you can find him standing alongside his lovely wife in the Timbers Army, on his bike, or leveling his Titan.

Development

Major Architecture Firm Erects Old Town's First New Building in a Decade

After more than three decades transforming the city's skyline, Ankrom Moisan escapes from John's Landing.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

True Crime

Sandy. Burnside. Two Streets at the Heart of Portland’s East Side—and Three Grisly Murders That Reveal Their History

From Native American trail to car mall, the Burnside-Sandy axis has seen a crime-stained past.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

A Very Clear-Headed, Not-at-All-Cranky Appraisal of TriMet

See where this takes you.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: Marijuana

Best Weed Strains for Winter Bliss

A Portland budtender shares three top picks.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: Hello Darkness

A Step-by-Step Guide to Float Tanks

Sensory deprivation for dummies.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: For What Ales You

Six-Grain Whiskey to Salted Caramel Stout, 5 Northwest Winter Warmers

Best sipped slowly by an open fire.

12/20/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Marty Patail

The Poop Scoop

The Poopmaster 6000 Is the Hero We Need Right Now

Crow droppings, your time is up.

12/13/2016 By Marty Patail

Style

Columbia Sportswear Unveils Jackets Inspired by Star Wars Prequel Rogue One

Cozier than a fresh-sliced tauntaun.

12/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Culture Cheat Sheet: Comics

6 Comics Heroes with Serious Portland Cred

Meet the characters who supercharge our city’s comics scene.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

2016: Sizing Up the Year That Can’t End Soon Enough

No, really. What was that?

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Ventures

Versi Carves Out a Bigotry-Free Space for Latino Digital Commerce

Founded by a trio of Mexican-born entrepreneurs, the Portland start-up is a Spanish-language digital Yellow Pages.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Star Trek

14 Portlanders Who Made It Big in Tinseltown

Clark Gable to Christina Hendricks, these screen stars all passed through Portland on their way to Hollywood.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

What’s the Deal with Kate Brown?

After lucking into the gig, Oregon’s governor runs for reals.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail

Top Nonprofits

Meet Our 2016 Light a Fire Winners

Celebrating the nonprofits that make Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow.

10/10/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Kelly Clarke, Claire Colby, Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Lisa Dunn, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Regina Winkle-Bryan

Light a Fire 2016: Most with the Least

How the Portland Community ToolBank Helps Nonprofits Build a Better City

From playgrounds for children to ramps for disabled veterans, the one-employee organization helps nonprofits get projects done.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail

Imaginary Oregons

The Northwest Has Always Fantasized about Starting Its Own Country

From Cascadia to Ecotopia, welcome to all the Oregons that could have been.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail

Events

Local Furniture Designers Star at ShowPDX 2016

A celebration of the best local chairs, tables, and lamps—everything but the kitchen sink, and maybe that, too.

10/04/2016 By Marty Patail

Trophy Case

13 Winning Home, Tech, and Fashion Finds in Local Design

Beautiful backpacks to custom claw-foot tubs, these Portland-designed goods are a step above.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail and Eden Dawn

Face-Off

Here Are the Best Things Kanye West Has Said (or Rapped) about Nike

Yeezy takes on the Beaverton shoe giant.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail

Commute of the Future

This Waterslide Is the Most Brilliantly Crazy Mass Transportation Idea You’ve Ever Seen

Portland design firm Industry reveals its blueprints for an intercity waterslide.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail